Description - A Civil War Soldier's Diary by David D. Roe
An articulate and vivid artist, Randolph describes action in key areas of the eastern theater - northern Virginia, Charleston, and Richmond and its surrounds. His record of the Peninsula Campaign, the siege of Charleston, and finally the Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg Campaigns offers a rare look at the role which common soldiers played in master strategies. A former theology student and an unusually thoughtful man, Randolph questions the military predation of civilian property and condemns the racial prejudices of his fellow soldiers. In addition to the immediacy of the diary, readers will appreciate the informative commentary and annotations supplied by Civil War historian, Stephen R. Wise.
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(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Northern Illinois University Press
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